I generally adhere to Godwin’s Law, which states that the first person to compare to Hitler or the Nazis in an online debate has lost the argument. I believe the Holocaust is a uniquely terrible event in history. Therefore, it ought rarely be compared to anything.
Human tissue can be used for research. That’s not the point. It’s all about intent: When we purposefully kill, and the person killed never gave consent to be used for research, then it’s a crime, whether or not the state recognizes it as such.
Over time, the state has recognized immoral actions as legal. What is legal isn’t what is right by a long shot. People get confused about this.
When we use baby body parts and express a callous disregard for that life and those parts then we have indeed entered criminal, and yes, I’d argue, Nazi territory. Most of even the most strident pro-choicers get it, because some of the folks in the blogosphere who never miss a beat blogging about any and every abortion-related story have fallen quite silent this time. That, by the way, is a hopeful sign.by